Health

Avoiding winter health hazards

Have you had enough of winter? UConn Today sought out experts at UConn Health for a roundup of common threats to our health and well-being this time of year. Their information won't make spring come any faster, ...

Feb 23, 2015
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Black identity and America's lingering racism

What it means to be black in America today lies at the complex intersection of race, class and space, says Tufts sociologist Orly Clerge, who is working on a book about the diversity of black identity in the United States. ...

Feb 23, 2015
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Why some pain helps us feel pleasure

The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different. Pleasure alone cannot not make us happy.

Feb 23, 2015
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FDA knew of design flaw in scope linked to UCLA superbug

A commonly used medical scope linked to a deadly bacterial outbreak at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center may be so flawed it cannot be properly cleaned, federal officials conceded Thursday. But they stopped short of recalling ...

Feb 21, 2015
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VA's 'choice' program for health care off to slow start

Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoid the long waits that have plagued Department of Veterans Affairs facilities ...

Feb 21, 2015
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